Friday, July 13, 2012

back home

i'm in thessaloniki after all this time.
and it's wonderful to be home, tonight i will be attending a prayer and worship meeting scheduled to take place at our new church building. I'm looking forward to seeing my friends and siblings in Christ.

I have been looking for a new home in Athens, its been difficult to find the right area for the next year of my life. I've spent the last days walking around downtown Athens at night and I've been surprised by the amount of people in the streets. There is an area called exarchia where it seems that the youth of Greece is located at. Alceaus and I were looking at an apartment at 8 at night when we walked out of the house and found two people doing drugs right in front of us. We were in shock thinking this could be our future home and the things we would face there. It difficult to imagine life on my own two feet and having to deal with things like that. The square of the area was filled with about 300-500 people smocking pot and drinking in the local pubs and cafes. It was crazy how much life was right in front of us.

We ended up talking about the area with some friends and they explained how police doesn't enter it but patrols around it. So people basically do whatever they want, I asked if i could ever report people doing drugs in front of my house and I was told "It wound't be possible, no one would come/respond"

We haven't found a home yet, but to be honest. I feel as if I stayed in that area it would be ideal because of what I feel God has called me to do in life. My purpose is to bring light in everything I do, live, give. It's hard to figure everything out yet, but I know there is much work to be done.

please keep praying for the next months, it's challenging and there are a lot of changes for our family and lives.

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